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  1. Ah. Thanks for the info!
  2. Thanks for the info! I don't mind catching cats either. I also brought bait, but no takers.
  3. Update: looks like im stuck with the Potomac river. Simply, I'm fine with catching anything, bass or not. Catfish and trout are also fine. I heard the Potomac is more of a place for catfishing. (True?) I admit I struggle with fishing this river. No bites even on berkeley gulp 1 inch nightcrawler worm bait. Or even any other bait. I guess I'm inexperienced when it comes to freshwater rivers.
  4. Yeah, thats what I thought too!
  5. Going to West Virginia tomorrow from New Jersey for a few days. Will have a chance at river fishing. Do you have any tips for fishing the rivers near Harper's Ferry? Specifically for bass? I never been to West Virginia before, so this will be new for me. Any tips or advice you do not mind sharing will be appreciated. Also, any safety tips I should know about since I will be camping near rivers? And any species (land and aquatic) I should look out for?
  6. 1. Does your favorite bucktail jig have eyes? 2. If so, what style is it? (holographic, foil, red, etc.) 3. From the above pictures, which eyes would you prefer if you were making your own bucktail jig? Or none? I am deciding on the eyes to use for my homemade bucktail. I am leaning toward the foil eyes (right). Thank you for your input.
  7. Caught this at the Hudson River on November 24, 2019. Not exactly sure what species is this. The three fins on its back identify to me as cod, but the appendages location gives me doubts. I looked up photos of cod, and this do not appear to have all the features the cods in the photos have. What do you think?
  8. What??? Can't we all share the beach?
  9. Thanks!
  10. Though I support the right to keep and bear arms, that sounds like irresponsible gun handling. Wonder how it got there in the first place. smh. Never seen anything like that on the surf. But I have found some shotgun shells at Sandy Hook at different times and location. At least I think so. They are green tubular plastic with wrinkles at fore end like fired shells. Except there is no brass rim.
  11. My observation: squid imitation bucktails. I would buy squid bait and rig it on that, thats what i would do.
  12. On Striper Online: Seeing this profile picture a lot lately... Either this specific pic or any other variation. What's the trend? Who is this guy anyway?
  13. Ah, OK. I will keep that in mind next time. For me, it "just feel right". Looking at it reminds me of a swimbait, which usually have upright hooks. I did a water test and hook point indeed wants to go down. I been seeing some baitfish in my area this DIY teaser looks just like them.
  14. Anyone know what fish this is? And what is that bump on its head? It was caught at Indian Lake in Little Ferry, New Jersey.
  15. I am making a baitfish imitation. No fly tying involved, just a piece of rubber hot glued to a hook. I plan to use this like a teaser. I noticed that a lot of teasers and surf candies have their hook point facing down. Is it important for the hook to face down? Maybe so the weight will be on the bottom and the teaser can swim upright?